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If non-stop, around-the-clock action and excitement are on your list of "Things to Do in NYC," the Theater District may be just the place for you to explore! The Theater Disctict of NYC is home to numerous Broadway shows, Off Broadway productions and Off Off Broadway theaters, restaurants, hotels, retailers, recording studios, theatrical agencies, costumed characters... And just about anything else that could possibly make it onto your list of "Theater District Things to Do." 

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The Theater Disrict of NYC neighborhood has been called various things over the years, including “The Great White Way” (because the area was so brilliantly illuminated by white lights), and of course there's “Broadway,” as well as “The Rialto,” “The Street” and “The Main Stem,” all since 1883.

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Today, the Theater District of New York City extends from approximately West 40th Street to West 54th Street, and also from west of Sixth Avenue to east of Eighth Avenue, which includes Times Square. An area known as Theatre Row is another interesting spot, found on 42nd Street, from Ninth Avenue to Eleventh Avenue, and is where you will find many Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theaters.

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Many an aspiring star has come to the Theater District of New York City from all over the world, striving for an opportunity to perform on one of the many stages here. Among them, at 1500 Broadway, between 43rd and 44th Streets, the Good Morning America news show is performed live each weekday. Passersby can view the show live in progress from the studio's street level windows.

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The theaters and performers who have been a part of the many world-famous productions here have also served as incredible philanthropists during some of the city's (and the country’s) hardest times, including both World Wars, the Great Depression and 9/11, by organizing food and fund drives, entertaining and assisting members of our military, and helping less fortunate members of the performing arts community.

The title and lyrics to the song "Bright Lights, Big City," by bluesman Jimmy Reed certainy applies to New York City's Theater District!

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Dave Douglas Quintet

Dave Douglas Quintet
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315 W. 44th St .
New York , NY
212-581-3080
Tuesday August 19, 2014
Hailing down from the NYC area, American jazz trumpeter and composer, Dave Douglas’ unique repertoire and style speaks for itself. Since 1993, Douglas has recorded more than forty albums as a bandleader. With his own groups, Douglas has pioneered new settings for the trumpet in jazz. He has produced and recorded countless artists and groups, including all albums released by his independent label Greenleaf Music. Douglas has performed and recorded with dozens of musicians in jazz and has been a member of the SFJAZZ Collective and various John Zorn ensembles.
David Oswald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

David Oswald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band
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315 W. 44th St.
New York , NY
212-581-3080
Wednesday August 20, 2014
Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America’s own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way:

“There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you’ll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music.”
Rotem SIlvan Trio

Rotem SIlvan Trio
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315 W. 44th St.
New York , NY
212-581-3080
 Thursday August 21, 2014 6 pm
Rotem Sivan is a fascinating new voice in the New York jazz scene. A native of Haifa, Israel, his musical palette draws from classical and jazz influences combined with ethnic elements. In his recent and well-received debut album, "Enchanted Sun," Sivan skillfully fuses these into a new approach to the Jazz Guitar Trio: "Not only is Rotem Sivan a master of jazz guitar, he is a true artist, one who had done the hardest thing to do as a musician, develop his own unique sound. If you haven't heard of Rotem Sivan yet, you will. " (Just Jazz Guitar Magazine)